The National Population Commission (NPC) has taken a major step towards ensuring the success of the 2023 Census in Nigeria. The commission has inaugurated committees for security, logistics, and publicity to ensure that the census exercise is conducted smoothly and effectively.
In a statement by the Federal Commissioner of NPC representing Delta State, Chief Richard Odibo, the committees are crucial to the success of the census exercise. According to him, the committees will help to facilitate the security of training facilities, transportation, census personnel, and materials. They will also help to maintain public peace and order around census activities and personnel.
In addition, the Publicity/Advocacy Committee will carry out public enlightenment and education, solicit support for the 2023 census, and undertake advocacy visits as well as strategic engagements with key stakeholders at the state and local government levels.
The NPC recognizes that the census exercise is critical for effective planning and governance in Nigeria. The commission has also taken steps to address some of the challenges that could arise during the exercise. For example, the commission has emphasized that people in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps will be counted during the census exercise, regardless of their location.
The NPC has also emphasized the importance of accurate data in the planning and development of Nigeria. The data collected during the census exercise will help the government to plan for the provision of basic amenities such as health care, education, and infrastructure. It will also help in the allocation of resources to different parts of the country.
However, there are concerns that the security challenges in the country could affect the success of the census exercise. The NPC has assured Nigerians that it is taking measures to ensure the security of personnel, materials, and facilities during the exercise. With the inauguration of the committees, the NPC is taking proactive steps to ensure the success of the census exercise.
The NPC’s decision to inaugurate committees for security, logistics, and publicity is a step in the right direction towards the success of the 2023 census in Nigeria. With the committees in place, the commission can address any challenges that may arise during the exercise. The success of the census exercise is crucial for effective planning and governance in Nigeria, and the NPC is taking measures to ensure that it is conducted smoothly and effectively.
Source: DailyPost News
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